Adults around the world agree that drinking coffee is one of the most important— and enjoyable— parts of their morning routine. One of the things that makes it so great is its versatility. You can enjoy it plain or flavored, cold or hot. Recently, Trusted SourceEverything You Need To Know About Iced Coffee There are a lot of myths and legends surrounding the discovery of coffee, but the most charming is probably the tale of the 9th-Century Ethiopian goatherd who realized that his goats, after eating berries from a certain tree, were noticeably more giddy and excitable. He reported this to the abbot at his local monastery (as you do) and the monks soon discovered that, by roasting and then boiling the bean, they could stay alert all night for prayer. And thus was born the coffee break, probably. www.bustle.com has been all the rage, especially in the summer heat. No matter what your preference is, though, I think we can all agree that there are few things more refreshing and decadent than a nice blended iced coffee.
Again, the versatility of blended iced coffee is tough to beat! It’s amazing with just a little cream and sugar, but it really shines when you add flavors. These could be in the form of syrups, herbs, or even spices, depending on your preferences. When it comes to blended iced coffee, the best part of all is how easy it is to make! If you feel like you’re in a coffee slump but don’t want to break the bank buying a daily coffee, then this list of delicious recipes is for you!
Few things in life can beat a nice glass of blended iced coffee. It’s almost hard to believe how easy it is to make, too! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a blender (or similar). Before jumping into the recipe, however, we should cover a few quick— but very important— parts of the process.
Ok, now that we’ve gotten those tips out of the way, it’s time to get blending! Here’s what you’ll need:
If you’re feeling more adventurous, give one of the coffee recipes below a try!
I think we can all agree that it’s almost impossible to have a bad day when you’re drinking French vanilla coffee! Adding French vanilla flavor to your blended iced coffee is so easy.
Double chocolate?? Yes, please!
To try this, you’ll swap out your normal coffee for chocolate or mocha-flavored coffee, and you’ll want to grab some chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup, too.
First, you’ll want to drizzle some chocolate syrup in the bottom of your glass. Next, add the ice cubes, coffee, and 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream to your blender. Pulse to blend, and pour into your glass when ready. Finally, top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup and enjoy.
This one is similar to the chocolate version above, but uses vanilla ice cream (or caramel coffee creamer) and caramel sauce instead of chocolate.
First, drizzle some caramel sauce in the bottom of your glass. Next, add the ice cubes, coffee, and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (or creamer) to your blender. Pulse to blend, and pour into your glass when ready. Lastly, top with whipped cream and more caramel and enjoy.
If you prefer dairy-free options for your coffee, substitute your favorite non-dairy creamer instead. We love oat milk, but there are tons of great options out there.
Ever tried Thai iced tea? If not, it’s a delicious, sweet drink usually made with black tea. We prefer it with coffee, though! For this recipe, you’ll need 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/4 condensed milk, and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. Add everything to the blender and pulse to blend. Add to a glass and enjoy!
For a frozen mocha, follow the original recipe but add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to the blender as well.
For this recipe, you need 1 shot of espresso, four ounces of frothed milk, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Add the sugar to your cup and pour espresso over it. Top with frothed milk and enjoy.
Grab one shot of espresso, 1.5 teaspoons vanilla coffee syrup, 1.5 cups of milk, 5 cubes of ice, and 1 teaspoon caramel sauce. Add vanilla syrup and milk to your glass, top with ice. Next, pour espresso over top and drizzle with caramel sauce.
Similar to a blended iced coffee, but instead of regular ice cubes, use ice cubes made out of frozen coffee. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Mocha coffee is a staple, and simple to make! You can either buy mocha-flavored coffee or add chocolate syrup or hot cocoa mix to your coffee.
Following the original recipe, substitute milk/cream for 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, substitute sugar for 1 single-serve package of artificial sweetener, add sugar-free caramel sauce (found in the ice cream aisle), and skip the whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
In a blender, add 8 ounces of vanilla almond milk (or similar), 8 cubes of frozen coffee, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend, and add artificial sweetener to your liking.
Follow the instructions for a coffee slush, but add 1 3/4 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to the blender. Drizzle extra chocolate syrup in the cup before adding your frozen treat!
For this one, follow the original recipe but add either 2 tablespoons of cinnamon dulce syrup, or 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the blender.
Who can say no to Nutella? Not us! To make this frozen treat, follow the original recipe but add 4 tablespoons of Nutella and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the blender before blending.
To make this Chick-Fil-A copycat recipe, use 2 cups of vanilla ice cream (roughly 4 scoops) in place of milk and sugar in our original blended iced coffee recipe.
You’ll need to follow the original recipe, substituting 2-3 shots of espresso (depending on how much caffeine you need!) for the coffee, and adding 2-3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla coffee syrup. Pulse to blend and top with whipped cream!
This recipe follows the original to an extent but requires vanilla ice cream AND milk or creamer, as well as 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend and top with whipped cream.
Trusted SourceBulletproof coffee: Would you add butter to your brew? A Bulletproof coffee has an unusual recipe that requires you to buy three separate products. It is a black coffee into which you add butter and a purified form of coconut oil. While you can simply add any butter, and any coconut oil, to any coffee, to make a generic Bulletproof, Mr Asprey’s company Bulletproof 360 will sell you the original, official version. The composite parts are widely available across the US, and internationally. www.bbc.com is one of the craziest health fads around. To make a bulletproof frozen mocha, follow the recipe for a frozen mocha but substitute melted butter for your creamer.
Black Forest Cake is one of the most amazing desserts out there. The German specialty is made with cherries, vanilla cream, chocolate cake, and chocolate ganache. It’s fantastic as a cake, but dare we say it’s even better as a frozen coffee? You be the judge.
To make this, add 8 ounces of coffee, 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1/8 cup half & half creamer, 1/2 cup of halved cherries (fresh), 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate fudge sauce, and 1 cup of ice to a blender. Pulse to blend, add to a cup, and top with whipped cream, chocolate fudge, and— of course— a cherry on top.
No matter how you like your coffee, we can almost guarantee that you’ll love one of these blended iced coffee recipes even more. Blended iced coffee is a versatile, refreshing, and delicious treat. You can add whatever flavors suit your fancy, and it only takes about 2 minutes to make each recipe!